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RE: st: could it be a bug in odbc??


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: could it be a bug in odbc??
Date   Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:01:26 +0000

.odbc load, exec("select readership_id, source_doc_id, LEFT(doc_title, 243) as document_title from readership limit 5")
note: document_title is of a type not supported in Stata; skipped

No idea. What is going on and still waiting for stata guys to respond. By the way, when you say LEFT(doc_title, 243) what is it doing? 

Thanks
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> From: jcoveney@bigplanet.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu; joshua.birnbaum@bluematrix.com
> Subject: Re: st: could it be a bug in odbc??
> Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 03:22:55 +0900
>
> Tashi Lama wrote:
>
> Here is a post somewhat similar in the archive
>
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-01/msg00377.html
>
> If odbc indeed is adding some black characters while converting string as the
> post reads, and if string exceeds its limitation, stata doesn't skip strings. It
> truncates. Is that not right?
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Have you tried to make sure that the VARCHAR columns get rendered as something
> that Stata should see as a character data type? Maybe something like the
> following in the do-file would help.
>
> #delimit ;
> odbc load, exec(readership_id, source_id, source_doc_id,
> LEFT(doc_title, 243) AS document_title, firm_id, user_id,
> LEFT(doc_id, 243) AS document_id, destination_id, doc_id_type,
> read_date, type AS type_nr, is_internal, is_mobile FROM Readership);
> #delimit cr
>
> Joseph Coveney
>
>
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